Get Started on Your MBA Online Today!

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report and GetEducated.com, Mississippi State University's accredited 30-hour online MBA program offers students an affordable and flexible opportunity to participate in useful, well-designed courses emphasizing accounting, management, marketing, and finance.

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  • #1 Online MBA Program of 2020 by Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #26 in Best Online MBA Programs 2019 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #14 In Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans 2018 by U.S News & World Report
  • Affordable – rated #10 Most Affordable AACSB online MBA by GetEducated.com
  • Flexible – admit any semester

For a no obligation evaluation, please send an unofficial transcript of all your college course work to our Online MBA Program Recruiter.

To inquire about a GMAT/GRE waiver, please contact Victoria Anderson

Program Structure

All students are required to take a set of basic business courses, or prerequisites, prior to taking their core courses. Students must complete the set of basic business courses listed below, or submit transcripts from other schools that carry equivalent courses with a grade of "B" or better. We offer survey courses online in place of many undergraduate prerequisites, designed for non-business undergraduates.

If you would like a pre-application evaluation of your transcript and prerequisites, you can e-mail your transcript to Victoria Anderson at vanderson@business.msstate.edu. Please note that a pre-application evaluation does not imply acceptance into the program.

The MSU Online MBA requires six hours of electives on your program of study as well. The College of Business offers elective courses but other courses may be used.


Prerequisites:

Course Code Course Title
ACC 2013 Financial Accounting
or ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting
BQA 3123 Business Statistical Methods II
or BQA 8443 Stat. Analysis for Bus Dec
FIN 3123 Financial Management
EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics (CLEP)
BIS 3233 Management Info Systems (CLEP)

Admissions Process

New Admissions

Admission to the MBA program will require the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A competitive GPA
  • For international applicants, a TOEFL or IELTS score administered in the last 2 years
    • ETS is providing home testing for the TOEFL iBT test, and MSU is encouraging students to take advantage of this testing option. For those students applying who have taken the TOEFL within five years of the semester they plan to enroll and are unable to access the TOEFL iBT test from home, we will accept your previous test scores.

Admission to the MBA program is competitive. Students who do not have undergraduate degrees in Business Administration will be required to complete some basic foundation or prerequisite courses after admission. You must earn a grade of "B" or higher in all of the prerequisites in order to take the subsequent graduate level courses.

Deadline for Fall Semester: August 1
Deadline for Spring Semester: December 1
Deadline for Summer Semester: May 15

Please submit your application by the posted application deadline even if you have not received an official score on the GMAT or GRE, or if you lack other application materials. The Office of Graduate Admissions will not accept classified (degree-seeking) applications submitted after the deadline. You will be allowed to submit test scores and other documents after the deadline in order to complete your application. Please contact Angelia Knight at aknight@business.msstate.edu about other options if you miss the classified (degree-seeking) deadline.

Courses

MGT 8113 Leadership Skills
Three hours lecture. Survey of major behavioral skills used by managers to help them build human capital and influence behavior in an organizational setting.


MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management
Three hours lecture. Market strategic analysis, research and planning necessary to effectively match marketing strategies with changing macro, micro and organizational environments.


FIN 8113 Corporate Finance
(Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and FIN 3123 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. An examination of the interaction between financial accounting, cash flow estimation, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, and working capital management.


ACC 8213 Financial & Accounting Report Analysis
(Prerequisites: ACC 2203 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Analysis of financial statements and internal accounting reports to help management make decisions.


BQA 6423 Business Decision Analysis
(Prerequisites: BQA 3123 or equivalent). Basic/medium-level quantitative analysis methods for business decisions, including optimization modeling using spreadsheets, queueing service system, Newsboy models, customer choice models, and simulation. It serves students who want to grasp the techniques to solve real-world business decision problems.


MKT 8213 Supply Chain & Operations Management
Study of how operations and logistics, both within and between firms in a supply chain contribute to creating customer value propositions, and achieving competitive advantage.


MGT 8103 Strategic & Entrepreneurial Management
This course focuses on how organizations create sustained competitive advantages through environmental scanning, strategic thinking, strategic communication and a commitment to action.


MGT 8123 Strategic Business Consulting
(Prerequisite: BQA 8233, MKT 8153, EC 8103, ACC 8213, FIN 8113, MGT 8113). Three hours lecture. A study of strategic management covering environmental analysis, competition between firms, competitive advantage, and strategy implementation culminating in a consulting project with participating organization.


MBA-PM Courses

IE 8583 Enterprise Systems Engineering
(Prerequisites: IE 4733 and IE 4773). Three hours lecture. A study of models used to describe and analyze manufacturing systems. Development of models using queuing networks, mathematical programming, simulation, and other techniques.

OR

IE 6333 Production Control Systems I
(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Principles, analysis, and design of production and inventory planning and control. Demand for forecasting, aggregated planning, inventory management , production scheduling and control systems.


IE 6533 Project Management
(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Use of CPM, PERT, and GERT for planning, managing and controlling projects. Computer procedures for complex networks.


IE 6573 Process Improvement Engineering
Three hours lecture. Introduction to quality and productivity improvement methodologies and tools. The design and implementation of continuous improvement systems in organizations.

OR

IE 6653 Industrial Quality Control
(Prerequisite: IE 4613). Three hours lecture. The theory and application of statistical quality control; statistical process control; and statistical acceptance sampling.

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Forms

Registration Assistance - The Registration Assistance Form should be completed by students who have tried to register in Banner and were unsuccessful. This work should be completed and email to Victoria Anderson.


Minor Request - This form should be completed by students wanting to pursue a minor. Please be sure to discuss your desire to pursue a minor by Ms. Angelia Knight prior to completing and submitting this form.


Campus/Concentration Change - This form should be completed by students who are wanting to change their concentration.


Course Retake Form - This should be completed by those students who would like to retake a course.


Proctor Request Form (Needed Only for Exams Requiring A Proctor) - Students must submit this Proctor Request Form to the Center for Distance Education for approval at least two weeks prior to the exam date or as otherwise stated on your syllabus.

All proctors must fit the guidelines of this form and provide a professional e-mail account and physical work address to verify his/her title. If a proctor opts to charge a proctoring fee, the fee is the responsibility of the student, not MSU. If the proctor is unable to fulfill the required duties, it is his/her responsibility to notify both the student and the Center for Distance Education immediately. Then it is the student's responsibility to find another qualified proctor in their location. If the student cannot find a proctor to fit the guidelines then contact Gail Miller (662.325.2677) at the Center for Distance Education


Intent to Graduate - Prior to registering for your last semester, review your program of study with the Online MSIS academic advisor Elissa Landers to make sure that you have completed all your prerequisites and core requirements. Start this process by sending her the Notification of Intent to Apply for Graduation.


Other Grad Forms

Employer Sponsored Students

Due to recent payment policy changes established by the university, students who receive tuition assistance from their employers can use these options for paying tuition:

  • Pay your bill in full online, then submit your payment receipt to your employer for reimbursement.
  • Enroll in a 4-installment payment plan which requires you to provide credit card or bank account information at the time of enrollment to allow payments to be automatically charged or drafted on the established due dates. Please note, an enrollment fee of $50 is required at set up. Also, please keep copies of your payment receipts to submit to your employer for reimbursement.
    • Fall payments will be due August 1st, September 1st, October 1st, and November 1st.
    • Spring payments will be due January 1st, February 1st, March 1st and April 1st.
  • Note that when making payment by debit or credit card, a 2.7% convenience fee will be charged in addition to your payment amount. To avoid the additional convenience fee, make payment by echeck which is fee-free.

Specific information regarding payment deadlines, acceptable payment types, services fees, etc., is available on the MSU Student Account Services page, paymybill.msstate.edu.


Contact Information

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Samantha Clardy

Online Education

  • Coordinator
Victoria Anderson Headshot

Victoria Anderson

College of Business

  • Recruiting Coordinator
Angelia Knight Headshot

Angelia Knight, PHR, SHRM-CP

College of Business

  • Director, MBA Program
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Elissa Landers

College of Business

  • Admissions & Advising Specialist